CREATE at Arizona Science Center




CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, design, and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, visitors will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder and much more!


CREATE is open during the following times:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last Entry at 2:45 p.m.)
Sunday & Monday: Closed


World's Best Bookends

CREATE Mini Workshop:
World's Best Bookend

Ages 8+
Available May 19, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Tuesday – Saturday Only | 1:30 p.m.
$12 (Members receive a FREE gift)

Assemble the world's coolest bookend inspired by The Science of Guinness World Records! Choose one of three different laser-cut designs and add your unique design before building your bookend.

This workshop lasts one hour. Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Holographic projection box

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Floating Image Box

Ages 8+
May 23-26 | 2:45 p.m.
$12 (Members receive a FREE gift)

Create a holographic optical illusion during this family-friendly mini workshop! Build a variant of a "Pepper's Ghost" projection box to bring your illusion to life.

Participants will be required to have a smart device that connects to the internet to participate. Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Week 3 Workshop Tag Keepsake

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Intro to 3D Printing

Ages 8+
May 30 – June 1 | 2:45 p.m.
$7 (Members receive a FREE gift)

Explore the basics of 3D printing at this family-friendly mini workshop! Add a personal touch to premade tag keepsakes—a perfect introduction to 3D printing.

This workshop lasts one hour. Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru

Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru


Ever wondered what goes on under the hood of your car? Discover the world of automotive science with Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru! Explore the mechanics of an engine, learn how vehicles are designed and assembled, engineer the fastest car possible to test your skills on the track, and more.

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Girl in cardboard rocket and space helmet


Included in General Admission to Arizona Science Center

What can you CREATE? The limit is your imagination! From forts to magical creatures and everything in between, our state-of-the-art makerspace is the ultimate creator's paradise.

Zone 1 | Solve engineering and physics challenges
Zone 2 | Rotating drop-in activities
Zone 3 | Dive into the endless possibilities within your mind
Zone 4 | Connect with fellow creators

CREATE Field Trips

CREATE Field Trips

Each CREATE field trip offers groups a private dedicated space within the CREATE building. Following COVID safety protocols, our CREATE field trips for School Groups are unique, hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to engage with the principles of making, tinkering, and design thinking, while also developing proficiency within the framework of the ISTE educational standards.

In this next-generation educational facility, we use both new and traditional technologies to foster active learning and creative problem-solving in a flexible, multi-use environment. At CREATE, we hope to ignite passion in both students and teachers for the type of experimentation that successful scientists, artists, engineers and inventors embody.

Learn More About CREATE Field Trips | Learn More About Arizona Science Center Field Trips

CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings

CREATE Team Buildings

Looking to CREATE a unique team bond? CREATE offers innovative Team Building exercises to level up your team’s productivity and teamwork back at the office! Each hands-on activity ignites connections, communication, engagement and creativity. 

Learn More About CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings



Sponsorship & Donations

Interested in donating time or materials? Contact

For information about CREATE sponsorship or naming opportunities, please contact

Media Inquiries

Maura Keaney, Collaborative Communications Group | 415.250.1875

The following generous community supporters help to make CREATE at Arizona Science Center® and CREATE programming possible: